http://gifshop.tv/m/5XY53LATAH/I think it’s time we stop kidding ourselves about the open stance. It does not help them see the ball longer or better. Martinez will work to the same hitting position “normal” stance players will…if anything this pre swing action helps his power as he initially works his front shoulder down and in. He is setting up a tremendous amount of torque to unload on the ball. Perhaps some normal stance players would benefit from a little more open stance assuming they will work to close down the front side on time.

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I think it’s time we stop kidding ourselves about the open stance. It does not help them see the ball longer or better. Martinez will work to the same hitting position “normal” stance players will…if anything this pre swing action helps his power as he initially works his front shoulder down and in. He is setting up a tremendous amount of torque to unload on the ball. Perhaps some normal stance players would benefit from a little more open stance assuming they will work to close down the front side on time.